The Condar magnetic stove pipe thermometer is specially calibrated to measure temperatures on single wall flue pipe. It shows safe flue temperatures at a glance. The thermometer is manufactured in aluminium, which is painted black. Graphics are metallic silver, and the pointer is red.
Note that this is a quality product manufactured in the USA by Condar in North Carolina.
Even well-engineered woodstoves must be operated properly to achieve maximum efficiency. Many people burn their stoves unnecessarily "hot" and therefore fuel is wasted without generating additional room heat. Use a thermometer to know when the fire is consuming wood too fast, exceeding the manufacturers most efficient operating temperature zone.
Protect Your Wood Stove
It is impossible to know accurately, simply by looking at the flames, the temperatures of your woodstove and chimney flue. The thermometer warns you when your fire is too hot for your woodstove. Extend its service lifetime, by avoiding damage to metal components.
Burn More Safely
When under-fired, woodstove fires are smoky, causing fire hazard from creosote tar build-up in the stove pipe. A woodstove thermometer tells you when your fire temperature is too cool, and again informs you when optimum temperature is achieved, so you can decelerate your burn rate before the woodstove gets too hot.
Instructions for Use
The Condar magnetic stove pipe thermometer attaches directly to metal flue pipe. The optimal location is 30cm above the top of the stove. Each thermometer comes with a cool-touch bail for ease of movement. The bail, a flip-up stainless steel handle, can be used to reposition the thermometer.
Guidelines for Temperature Readings
Consult your stove manufacturer's manual for precise temperature recommendations. See below for approximate guidelines on a single wall flue pipe:
Less than 110°C: Temperature too low. Incomplete combustion, causing smoke, soot and hazardous creosote. Open draft and/or add dry fuel.
110°C to 250°C: Safe operating temperature. Complete combustion and best efficiency.
Greater than 250°C: Wasting energy, possibly overheating. While high temperatures are often reached on initial firing, should not be maintained for normal operation.
Please note that this product is not intended for use on the stove itself or hotter surfaces such as a fireplace insert.